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American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (teacher)

Discover Russian: Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian through Standards-Based Instruction

Russian • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to integrate technology and current pedagogical theory into the teaching and learning of Russian. Participants will also learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to use technology tools to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course. A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training workshop will be included in this program.

703-955-9228 • ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

Arizona State University (student)

From STARTALK to Flagship, ASU Chinese language summer camp

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015June 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • ASU Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ

"ASU Chinese Language Summer Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship" offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated current 8th-12th graders who are Arizona residents. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive instructions in Chinese language and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. After the program, students will commit to continuing their Chinese language learning. The camp will be housed on the beautiful Tempe campus of the Arizona State University.

480-965-0703 • xia.zhang@asu.eduhttps://international.clas.asu.edu/k-12-outreach/startalk-program

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015July 3, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

This is a three-week, standards based summer program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Bangor, Maine. The program will overlap with the BCS student STARTALK program during one of its three weeks. This will facilitate articulation with the student program and enable practicum teaching experience with the STARTALK students, grades 4-12. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching with practical methods, and class portfolio management. Based on strategies and ACTFL standards in teaching foreign language, the program will concern itself with differentiated teaching, and curriculum development using best practices. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. Teacher participants will learn the use of immersion techniques, how to stay in the target language, technology use in the classroom, standards-based, student-centered learning activities and effective assessment techniques. The curriculum will follow Maine standards with an introduction to national and international standards in language learning. Following the three-week program, participants will be given the opportunity to continue their professional development through workshops and professional conferences.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com/

Bangor Chinese School (student)

STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

For the summer 2015, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. BCS now offers to provide a year-seven of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. Student assessment will be ACTFL standards-based and an emphasis will continue to be placed on meeting the needs of students with a variety of learning styles. All students will be introduced to and use LinguaFolio as a tool of self assessment. A three-week fast-paced program will serve 42 residential and non-residential students. These will consist of grade 4-12 students assigned to one of three language levels. As in the past, a limit numbers of residential facilities will be provided for students who live more than 50 miles from the Bangor-based program.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU STARTALK Student Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 11, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Applications now CLOSED for this program. BYU Chinese STARTALK 2015 • 3 week residential program • Offers Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, • Open to 14-18 year old students who are rising 9th graders and not yet graduated from high school. • Held on the campus of Brigham Young University, Provo Utah • Academic curriculum that awards high school credit • “Immersion” environment with classes, activities and field trips all conducted in Chinese Activity highlights: Night Market event, creating music videos, final banquet. ** For more information or to apply online go to: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkchinese/. Application period for the 2015 program is March 2 - March 31.

801-422-9189 • barton7@comcast.nethttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkChinese/

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU 2015 STARTALK Arabic Camp

Arabic • Residential Program
  • July 27, 2015August 14, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Three levels: 1) high school credit for those with no previous exposure to Arabic; 2) university credit option (101) for those who know at least the Arabic script; 3) Arabic 102 for those who have completed equivalent of 101. Learning through doing, students acquire facility in using Arabic in a sociolinguistically authentic manner to accomplish real-world tasks. They live in an "Arabic house" where they are immersed in Arab culture. Skilled teachers and tutors are available day and night to provide role models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. If a student is serious about learning, we pull out all the stops to help her/him succeed. Students demonstrate their progress in daily role plays and day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence. In addition to culminating performances in a graduation ceremony at the end of the program, students also complete standardized tests that document progress. The entire experience is designed to whet students' appetite to press on to advanced levels of proficiency. Participants can build on their camp experience by enrolling in our innovative and award-winning distance-learning program, Arabic without Walls for high school or university credit.

248-497-6894 • arabicstartalk@byu.eduhttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkArabic/

Bryant University (teacher)

Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 31, 2015: Program (face-to-face)
  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

This program is a 4-week summer training and practice program from July 6-31, 2015 (no training on weekends). The targeted audiences are current and future Chinese teachers from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. Teaching experience is not required. Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. The program also includes important sessions on national standards, student-centered instruction, assessment, backward-design lesson planning, and teaching technology. The program features: • Certificate of 120 professional development credit hours • Authentic practice teaching classes with middle/high school students • Mentor for lesson planning and practice teaching • 3 graduate credits (optional) from Bryant with discount tuition and certain scholarships • Lectures/seminars by renowned scholars/experts • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies/classroom activities • Field trip to Boston and Newport Mansions in Rhode Island • Campus dorms available for FREE for participants living 30 miles away from Bryant campus (limited; first come first served) • Up to $200 reimbursement of travel to program • Breakfast and lunch provided

401-232-6566 • kliu1@bryant.eduhttp://china.bryant.edu

California State University, Northridge (student)

STARTALK CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

CSUN's Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program, now in its eighth year, is a six-week residential summer program. We recruit 20 highly motivated undergraduate and high school students, especially those whose planned academic or career fields would be complemented by knowledge of modern Russian language and culture. Previous participants have gone on to earn Fulbright and Boren scholarships to study abroad, and others have gained employment as interpreters and English teachers in Russia. The program will admit participants at all language-learner levels on a competitive basis. Participants will pledge to speak Russian at all times, whether in or out of the classroom. This method has been demonstrated to yield accelerated results for motivated language learners. In addition to campus classroom and dorm activities, participants will engage in weekend cultural field trips to local Russian businesses, events, cultural sites, museums, and restaurants to broaden and deepen their exposure to Russian culture. Applications are currently being accepted. If interested in applying or to inquire further, please contact Professor Dina Mokhnatkin via email or phone. Details are below.

818-677-3593 • dina.mokhnatkin@csun.eduhttp://www.csun.edu/humanities/startalk

Center for Human Services (teacher)

CHS 2015 Summer STARTALK Institute on Integrating Communication and Culture in Chinese Language Programs

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • CHS/STARTALK at Common Ground on the Hill, Westminster, MD

CHS STARTALK 2015 will provide an innovative learning environment for Chinese teacher-trainees from June 28, 2015 to July 10, 2015 (face-to-face) and July 13 to July 31, 2015 (online). Classes will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Residential option available. Lodging and meals provided. Evening activities included. The program assists teacher-trainees to understand and implement high-yield teaching and learning strategies for the target languages. The program will focus on the following content areas: Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching Approach and Methodology, and Curriculum Design. The program will link these content areas to STARTALK-endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and Characteristics of Effective Language Lessons. This, in turn, will be embedded within a larger framework based on the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL/STELLA) Project domains. During the program, all participants will receive information and guidance on Maryland’s and Pennsylvania’s state teacher-licensure procedures, alternate paths to certification, teacher-training programs leading to certification, and relevant graduate programs leading to an advanced degree.

717-508-7290 • chs.startalk@gmail.comhttp://bit.ly/chsstartalk

College Board (teacher)

Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • May 20, 2015June 3, 2015: Pre-Institute Online Modules (online)
  • July 22, 2015August 1, 2015: Guest Teacher Summer Institute (face-to-face)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute (GTSI) offers professional development for newly arriving teachers from China, prior to their placement as visiting teachers of Chinese language and culture in elementary and secondary schools across the United States. The primary goal of the GTSI is to prepare the guest teachers to teach effectively in American classrooms through a combination of interactive sessions and hands-on teaching practice. The program covers topics such as the structure of U.S. K-12 education, K-12 foreign language teaching standards, communication strategies, course design, classroom management, materials development, and more. The GTSI is only open to teachers selected for the College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program. The program is organized by College Board in collaboration with the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and the UCLA Confucius Insitute, and is hosted on the UCLA campus.For questions, please contact guestteacher@collegeboard.org.

212-713-8038 • scantor@collegeboard.org

College of the Holy Cross (teacher)

Read-On:Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese IV

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 23, 2015August 3, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

“Read On: Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese IV,” is a 10-day StarTalk residential workshop for master teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) to develop best practices in literacy development focusing on reading strategies and reading comprehension. Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of full-time experience at a specific grade level teaching Chinese as a foreign language in American classrooms. K-5 and 6-8 teachers must have at least 3 years of experience; 9-12 and college-level teachers must have at least 5 years of experience. During the program, participants will create reading modules integrated within Standards-based units that can be used in the classroom as well as in CFL teacher training programs. Participants will be 'on-task' for 10 hours/day for a total of 90 hours and in addition will engage in a pre-program forum on character literacy in a Standards-based curriculum, focusing on best practices developed in the 2012-2014 StarTalk “Read-On” programs. Participants will receive full support for travel, meals (including daily dinners at area restaurants), and single occupancy accommodation in air-conditioned apartment-style dormitories. We cannot accommodate family members or companions. APPLICATION LINK IS ON THE PROGRAM WEBSITE HOMEPAGE (SEE BELOW). APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 24.

508-799-7787 • cross@holycross.eduhttp://college.holycross.edu/projects/startalk-chinese-literacy/index.html

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages at Concordia Language Villages

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 1, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of critical languages. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners. Brandon Locke, dean of teacher development programs, is the program director and lead instructor. Jing Zhao, a Chinese immersion teacher, serves as co-instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will also be a guest instructor focusing on instructional unit design and standards-based Integrated Performance Assessment model. The program is housed at Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN) with regular visits to Concordia Language Villages sites. Participants receive room/board on the BSU campus. Four graduate credits are awarded for successful completion of the course. In addition, each participant will receive up to $350.00 to defray the costs of travel to Bemidji, Minnesota.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

East Central University (student)

STARTALK: In Search of the Russian Firebird: Connecting Generations Through Tradition summer institute

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015June 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • East Central University, Ada, OK

This institute is a three-week program designed for 20 zero-level to novice-mid level students in the 9th-12th grades that will take place June 7-25, 2015, and includes classroom instruction Mondays-Fridays and instructor-led field trips on weekends. All-day classes will combine language and cultural aspects of the program with the intensive focus on Russian language as well as various aspects of Russian culture for a total of 315 in-class/contact hours of instruction. Rigorous conversational and role-play language activities combined with culture classes will fully engage students allowing them to increase their Russian language skills by one-half or by one full level at the end of the institute. The instructor-led field trips will enhance and reinforce the classroom learning as well as contribute to cross-cultural learning. The institute will also include follow-up opportunities for the participants through January 2016.

580-559-5293 • msukholu@ecok.eduhttps://www.ecok.edu/

Fargo Public Schools (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Program for Teachers and Students in Fargo

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 20, 2015July 24, 2015: online and asynchronous (online)
  • July 27, 2015August 7, 2015: In program (face-to-face)
  • NDSU Living and Learning Center, Fargo, ND

Twelve teachers of Chinese of either beginning or emerging level will participate in this dynamic three-week, 90 hour Teacher Program. The focus of the program will be how to teach history, geography, legends and other cultural content in Chinese at every level.The first week will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks will be at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Participants will interact with instructors and each other in peer editing during the second week. The third week, participants will spend in the student program, practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the STELLA Modules Planning, The Learning Experience, and Performance and Feedback, collecting their evidence in a portfolio. Housing will be provided in a modern and comfortable conference center.

701-293-5763 • mary.thrond@gmail.comhttp://www.fargo.k12.nd.us

Furman University (student)

STARTALK: Furman Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 5, 2015July 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC

The 2015 STARTALK Furman Chinese Language Camp is a two-week residential program from July 05-19. It is an intensive language program designed for 28 high school students who have taken at least one year of Chinese, or the equivalent. The program theme is: “You and I: Two Worlds Meet.” The ultimate goal of each day’s learning is to prepare the students for the evening one-on-one video chat with their language partners in China. Immersed in the topics of evening conversations, students live on the beautiful Furman campus with native Chinese language teachers and undergraduate Chinese-speaking camp counselors, build their language skills in intensive morning classes, try their hand at Chinese cooking, Taichi, dance, and games, attend lectures on contemporary Chinese culture and politics, and enjoy language-focused field trips. The program provides 7 hours a day of organized instruction and language-focused activities and weekend tours. Weekend activities feature a group hike with Furman's undergraduate students from China, meetings with the Greenville Chinese Cultural Association, a field trip to a Chinese grocery store followed by a dumpling-making party, a Chinese feature film, and a final farewell performance.

864-294-2545 • dongming.zhang@furman.eduhttp://www.furman.edu/academics/asianstudies/summer-programs-and-teacher-training/Pages/startalk.aspx

Glastonbury Public Schools (teacher)

Lead with Russian

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 10, 2015: Advanced Course: Creating Teacher Leaders in the Russian Classroom (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Beginner Course: Standards-Based Instruction in Russian Language: From Theory to Practice (face-to-face)
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

Advanced Course: June 29 – July 10: Prerequisite: 3 years teaching experience. Participants will develop an understanding of what it takes to become a leader, how to develop a vision of what good classroom performance is, how to communicate that vision to other teachers, and finally how to assist other teachers in implementing that vision in their classes. Participants will also focus on diagnosing difficulties, and promoting ways to manage the learning process. Participants learn to provide feedback and coaching to other teachers so that instruction is maximized. Technology will be an integral part of the course and will be used to gather data. Beginner Course: July 13 – 24: This course centers on a Russian curriculum that is standards-based, infuses technology, and includes the latest philosophies of language teaching. Participants will discuss how curriculum needs to be created with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessment is a key component of Understanding by Design. Participants will also learn techniques for helping their students become more proficient as they continue their language study. Teachers will learn elements of differentiated instruction and demonstrate their understanding by teaching a mini-lesson. Observation and reflection are integral parts of the course.

860-652-7200 Ext. 2030 • wildmanj@glastonburyus.orghttp://goo.gl/j01cx0

Glastonbury Public Schools (teacher)

Lead with Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 10, 2015: Advanced Course: Creating Teacher Leaders in the Chinese Classroom (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Beginner Course: Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice (face-to-face)
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

Advanced Course: June 29 – July 10: Prerequisite: 3 years teaching experience. Participants will develop an understanding of what it takes to become a leader, how to develop a vision of what good classroom performance is, how to communicate that vision to other teachers, and finally how to assist other teachers in implementing that vision in their classes. Participants will also focus on diagnosing difficulties, and promoting ways to manage the learning process. Participants learn to provide feedback and coaching to other teachers so that instruction is maximized. Technology will be an integral part of the course and will be used to gather data. Beginner Course: July 13 – 24: This course centers on a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based, infuses technology, and includes the latest philosophies of language teaching. Participants will discuss how curriculum needs to be created with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessment is a key component of Understanding by Design. Participants will also learn techniques for helping their students become more proficient as they continue their language study. Teachers will learn elements of differentiated instruction and demonstrate their understanding by teaching a mini-lesson. Observation and reflection are integral parts of the course.

860-652-7200 Ext. 2030 • wildmanj@glastonburyus.orghttp://goo.gl/6Ymhuy

Hilmar Unified School District (teacher)

HUSD STARTALK Teacher Program

Portuguese • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015June 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA

This program is designed to increase the participants' understanding of the California World Language Content Standards and the Effective Instructional Sequence (EIS). The fifteen teacher participants will be provided with a forty-hour academy-model professional development program. Participants will engage in activities designed to model each of the EIS components and will conduct guided observations of the instructional practices in the student strand in order to demonstrate their ability to identify student engagement strategies. Participants will also be able to identify resources for authentic materials from the target culture for use with varied student groups. At the end of the program, participants will design a grade-level lesson plan that integrates language and culture, incorporates EIS, and aligns to state standards.

209-667-5701 • icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

Kean University (teacher)

Introduction to Global Project-Based Learning for Teaching World Languages

Hindi, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kean University, School for Global Education & Innovation, Union, NJ

This program is designed as a 1.5 credit graduate level course that focuses on preparing Hindi and Urdu teachers to integrate global and cross-disciplinary content into the development of standards-based language curriculum while leveraging the use of digital technologies to provide ongoing opportunities for virtual cross-cultural interactions with partner schools in India/ Pakistan. The syllabus includes the foundational theoretical knowledge and pedagogical strategies required to enable teachers to develop increased student language proficiency and intercultural/global competence by using language purposely to investigate the world, recognize others’ perspectives, communicate ideas and collaborate in cross cultural environments in order to engage in global problem solving and innovation. The Program targets 10 "emerging" teachers of Hindi/ Urdu who have previously participated in STARTALK Student and/or Teacher Programs in New Jersey/other states and includes10 teacher candidates for the MA Program in Hindi/Urdu Language Pedagogy.

908-737-0552 • jjensen@kean.edu

Kent State University (student)

KSU STARTALK: Russian Student Academy

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 18, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kent State Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH

This is a four-week residential immersion program targeting rising juniors and seniors in Ohio high schools and is designed for new learners of Russian. Housed in the Honors College on Kent State University's main campus, the program offers task-based instruction in a culture-rich environment. The summer program is supplemented by an academic year follow-up component, upon successful completion of which participants receive five college credits.

330-672-1813 • bbaer@kent.eduhttp://fla.mcls.kent.edu

Kent State University (student)

KSU STARTALK: Chinese Student Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 18, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • KSU STARTALK Chinese Student Academy, Kent, OH

This is a four-week residential immersion program targeting rising juniors and seniors in Ohio high schools and is designed for new learners of Mandarin Chinese. Housed in the Honors College on Kent State University's main campus, the program offers task-based instruction in a culture-rich environment. The summer program is supplemented by an academic year follow-up component, upon successful completion of which participants receive five college credits.

330-672-1813 • bbaer@kent.eduhttp://fla.mcls.kent.edu

Kent State University (teacher)

KSU STARTALK: Teacher Leadership Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 15, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • KSU STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy, Kent, OH

The Kent State STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy is a ten-day residential program for K-12 teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The task-based, learner-centered curriculum promotes the integration of the latest Web 2.0 technologies with STARTALK best practices in Foreign Language instruction. Teacher participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the Kent State student immersion program in Mandarin Chinese. Teacher participants receive three graduate credits upon successful completion of the program. This program (including room and board and tuition) is entirely free for teachers accepted into the program.

330-672-1813 • bbaer@kent.eduhttp://fla.mcls.kent.edu

Kent State University (teacher)

KSU STARTALK: Teacher Leadership Academy

Russian • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 15, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • KSU Teacher Leadership Academy, Kent, OH

The Kent State STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy is a ten-day residential program for K-12 teachers of Russian. The task-based, learner-centered curriculum promotes the integration of the latest Web 2.0 technologies with STARTALK best practices in Foreign Language instruction. Teacher participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the Kent State student immersion programs in Russian. Teacher participants receive three graduate credits upon successful completion of the program. This program (including room and board and tuition) is entirely free for teachers accepted into the program.

330-672-1813 • bbaer@kent.eduhttp://fla.mcls.kent.edu

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Inc. (teacher)

NCOLCTL StarTalk LCTL Professional Development Program

Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • July 20, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bloomington, IN, Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL 2015 Startalk Professional Development Program is a hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of one or more LCTLs at the post-secondary level; these languages include Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. There are two parts to this program. Overall, the program will be a three-week program; One week of distance learning and two weeks of residential face-to-face instruction in Bloomington, Indiana. Fourteen new or prospective LCTL instructors will be selected to participate in this three-week intensive summer program. They will have hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum, Understanding By Design, and performance assessment. The face-to-face program will involve a series of lectures and discussion sessions in the morning while the afternoons will be devoted to hands-on activities such as teaching practice, lesson plans development, curriculum design, and assessment rubric for evaluating learning outcomes. The success of the program will be measured by the participants' deliverables and teaching performance. We will share common "Look For's", Observable Behaviors developed from desired results of the program and TELL materials. These Look For's align with program goals on lesson planning, performance assessment and Backward Curriculum Design, Integration of Culture, Content, and Language, and Learner Centered Instruction.

812-856-4191 • ayschlei@gmail.comhttp://www.startalk.ncolctl.org/2015-startalk

New York University (teacher)

STARTALK Teacher Training Program in Hindi and Urdu

Hindi, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 1, 2015June 13, 2015: First online portion (online)
  • June 16, 2015June 20, 2015: Onsite at NYU (face-to-face)
  • June 23, 2015June 27, 2015: Second online portion (online)
  • The Kevorkian Centre for Near Eastren Studies at NYU, New York, NY

This teacher-training workshop is an intensive 3 week online and 1 week residential program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of school, community and college teachers of Hindi and Urdu. Participants learn the up-to-date student-centered, project and performance-based, standards-based teaching methodologies in a learning-by-doing environment. They are required to develop, observe and critique classroom procedures, strategies and teaching techniques. The program includes a cultural component whereby participants learn how to use the resources available in a community environment. The program is based on a state-approved course which is a part of the curriculum of the Master’s program in Foreign Language Teaching at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, modified for the needs of the seminar. The workshop will be held June 1-13 and June 23-27 online and June 16-21 on site. The online segment includes reading assignments and reaction/journal entries, viewing and critiquing video-recorded classes, development of tasks and activities. It is asynchronous with 2 live chat sessions per week. The on-site component runs for 5 hours daily (9:00am -3:00pm.) Every session consists of interactive presentations and modeling of best practices by a second language acquisition specialist and of hands-on language-specific applications supervised by language experts.

212-998-8871 • arthur.starr@nyu.eduhttp://neareaststudies.as.nyu.edu/object/kc.news.startalk
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